How can I motivate a reader in the first sentence of an open letter?


I often advise students to use a question as an opening statement because that helps to get the reader to think about the topic. Another good way to motivate a reader of a letter is to present them with a startling statistic, dramatic story, or interesting fact. Sometimes sentence starters can be helpful in making your sentence more interesting. Here are some sample openings to sentences:

Have you ever wondered what would happen if...?

Did you know that 59% of all African-American men believe...?

You may not believe it, but the truth is that...

Suddenly, with no warning from anyone...

Nothing can prepare you for...

On the one hand we all know...., but, on the other hand, none of us does anything about it.

Updated on March 25, 2018

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Easy Words to Use as Sentence Starters to Write Better Essays
By Virginia Kearney